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Brandon J. Weichert

Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and founder of The Weichert Report. He is currently working on a documentary on national security space policy and is authoring a book on the subject as well. Brandon also lends his talent as a policy analyst to the government, non-profit organizations, and the private sector, offering a unique perspective on some of the most vexing policy dilemmas of our time. He has a B.A. in Political Science from DePaul University and is an Associate Member of New College at Oxford University (GDBM!). Recently, Brandon obtained his M.A. in Statecraft and National Security with a Specialty in Defense Policy from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. Eventually, Brandon plans on pursuing his Ph.D. in International Relations and continuing to expand his business.

Hollow Men: Russia and the Deep State Bureaucrats Who Hate It

“Washington is full of “hollow men,” of “stuffed men/leaning together/headpiece filled with straw.” Alas. In the case of Russia, it is a politically hollow nation; a straw man state pretending to be something more. And its leader, the would-be czar, Putin, is nothing more than a “paralyzed force” desperately yearning to maintain both his own and Russia’s relevance.”